45 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

45 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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45 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  24​h
1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Kep, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  18​h 30​min
9
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
10
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Montreal, Canada

5
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Take a break from Phnom Penh with a short trip to Wat Moha Leap in Kampong Cham, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip itinerary app .

Montreal, Canada to Phnom Penh is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Montreal to Phnom Penh, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Montreal in March: high temperatures in Phnom Penh hover around 41°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kep.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Wat Moha Leap
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Walking tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

2
nights
Kep, Cambodia

Kep ©
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
Change things up with a short trip to La Plantation in Kampot (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kep Beach, relax in the rural setting at Sothy's Pepper Farm, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kep National Park, and look for gifts at Dorsu.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kep sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Kep by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Kampot
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Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) ©
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)
Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
La Plantation ©
La Plantation

2
nights
Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sihanoukville trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kep to Sihanoukville in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach

5
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Spend the 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

5
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Bong Lai Rattan House. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bong Lai Rattan House
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Vietnam ART Gallery, examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) ©
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

4
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cat Ba Island). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

Before you visit Halong Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hue itinerary planner .

Getting from Halong Bay to Hue by bus takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. April in Hue sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Da Nang is known for spas, nature, theme parks, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, take in the views from Tran Thi Ly Bridge, find something for the whole family at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, and explore the world behind art at Da Nang Fine Arts Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Da Nang itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Tours Spas
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Food Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

See even more of Ho Chi Minh City: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning app .

Fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Adventure
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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